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Poll: Michigan Gov. Snyder approval remains low

By | 08.24.11 | 10:41 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

A new Epic/MRA poll shows that nearly twice as many Michigan voters disapprove of the way Gov. Rick Snyder is doing his job than approve of it. The survey of 600 likely voters found 33 percent approved of the governor’s performance while 62 percent disapproved, with 5 percent undecided.

Unlike Bush in mid-1999, no runaway GOP leader right now (including Perry)

By | 06.23.11 | 1:13 pm

A look at polling numbers illustrates how muddled the GOP presidential contest presently is, compared to the outlook at this point in the 2000 White House campaign, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was already the clear frontrunner.

Current Texas Gov. Rick Perry may see the crowded field as evidence More…

Gay marriage poll released by religious right group was intentionally skewed

By | 06.20.11 | 4:54 pm

A poll on gay marriage released by the Alliance Defense Fund, a religious right-affiliated group, raised eyebrows last week because it differed starkly from a series of polls on the same subject by respected national pollsters. ADF’s poll found that 62 percent of Americans believe that marriage should be between More…

Heather Wilson has large lead in New Mexico Senate primary

By | 04.29.11 | 11:40 am | More from The New Mexico Independent

Former Rep. Heather Wilson holds a commanding early lead in the Republican Senate primary, according to a Republican pollster. The poll shows that Wilson has the highest name recognition and is seen positively by a large majority of likely GOP primary voters.

The Magellan Strategies poll finds that Wilson More…

Ron Paul for U.S. Senate?

By | 01.19.11 | 12:50 pm

Public Policy Polling has published a follow-up to their numbers released Tuesday that showed all Texas Republicans in a strong position to hold the seat now belonging to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) when she retires in 2012. Wednesday, they detailed GOP voters’ preferences for the primary to More…

Why the election wasn’t a referendum on climate change (and why the press flubbed the story)

By | 11.04.10 | 1:59 pm

Exit polls indicate that jobs and the economy were the top issues on the minds of voters on Tuesday when they trotted off to the polls. While climate change and energy issues played a role in a number of campaigns — with environmentalists running advertisements in key districts criticizing Republican More…

Campaigns Prioritize Energy, But Offer Few Policy Specifics

By | 09.07.10 | 10:09 am

The New York Times published this morning an analysis of the top campaign issues discussed on the websites of members of the House that are in close reelection races.

While health care emerged as the top issue on the sites, energy was mentioned as a key issue on 72 More…

New Poll Shows Vitter With Lead Over Melancon

By | 08.20.10 | 3:26 pm

A new poll shows Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is holding onto a comfortable lead over Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) in his Senate reelection bid.

According to a poll conducted by WWL-TV and other local Louisiana stations, 48 percent of voters would reelect Vitter and 36 percent would vote for Melancon. More…

American Crossroads Will Focus Funds on Senate Races

By | 08.20.10 | 10:47 am

American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS haven’t met their goals of raising $52 million yet — at least not according to their latest IRS disclosure forms — but the two tax-exempt organizations claim they’re on track and are beginning to give hints as to how they’ll blow their cash:

RNC Can Feel Bullish About Economy Message

By | 08.04.10 | 9:04 am

With Republican National Committee officials from all fifty states filing into their annual summer meeting today in Kansas City, GOP pollster Whit Ayres has supplied them with some good news.